Plannerwire Event Technology Directory
When you’ve got problems, you need solutions, but sometimes finding the best solution is like finding a needle in a haystack. So, let me help you out and cut to the chase. If you have a membership-based business 123Signup offers a fully-integrated, feature-loaded membership management solution that won’t let you down. 123Signup is association management software and then some with more fixin’s than your grandma’s famous baked potato. 123Signup can automate all the time-consuming, pain-in-the-butt tasks that come with running a membership organization or business like enrollments, renewals, event registration, payments, email marketing, tracking, and reporting so that you can achieve more in less time. Not only that, 123Signup is designed to seamlessly integrate with your business’ website, and if you run into a problem you’ll have the help of a dedicated account manager whose got your back.
What marketer or conference manager doesn't want to be sought after like Helen of Troy? When you use 99designs designers from all over the world will put their best foot forward to compete for your affection. Sounds enticing, doesn't it? Here's how it works: you tell 99designs a little something about your company, your style, your budget, and what you'd like designed. 99designs sends that scrumptious info to over a million eligible suitors, and before you know it dozens of designers from all over the world will be knocking down your door with beautiful design offerings. You give feedback, the designers adjust, and bing-bang-boom, you pick your soulmate. Easy as pie. Whether you need a new logo, business cards, conference programs or agendas, web design, or anything else your little heart can dream up, 99designs has got the hook up. And oh, yeah, they won't really show up at your door, because well, that'd be creepy.
Need a little adventure in your life? We all do, especially when you work hard. But what if working hard and playing hard wasn’t mutually exclusive? What if adventuring helped your employees learn, trained your teams, broke the ice among colleagues, and incentivized business professionals. Actionbound is an awesome interactive tour-game and scavenger hunt creator that helps lead people on a path of learning and discovery. Oh-la-la! With Actionbound you’ll have a plethora of fun tools like maps, videos, quizzes, missions, tournaments and more to easily create the best game for your team to play from their very own smartphone or tablet. Bring excitement into the workplace and create an event that is sure to get people connected, collaborating, and enjoying their work again. Work hard, play hard all at once with Actionbound.
Nobody's perfect, right? We all have our faults, things we wish we could do better, areas to improve upon. No, I'm not talking about finding a life coach or joining a gym. I'm talking about improving your company's marketing with ActiveCampaign. ActiveCampaign is an easy-to-use and super-intelligent marketing automation platform that manages and organizes your customer relationships. It's basically the relationship coach you've always wanted whispering in your ear the perfect individualized words to lure your contacts back for more. ActiveCampaign tracks website activity and reveals valuable customer data so that you can grow your company and drive deals forward. I mean, it does the work and you see the results. If only all self-improvements were that easy.
It’s basically the most frustrating thing in the world when you’re in a meeting designing the banner for your next conference and Eureka! you’ve got it, so you start to explain the concept and moments later you look up at the other conference planner’s fried faces and realize that no one is getting it. Then, you’re like, “it’s really something you need to see, I promise this idea is cha-ching” and so you start to sketch it out . . . 52 pieces of strange stick drawings later you realize you probably should have just used Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that helps you tell your story with social graphics, web stories, and animated videos. It lets your visuals come to life and gets the word out quickly (to your team or on social media) with a graphic design platform that lets you (someone without a ton of design experience) create in minutes and share instantly. With Adobe Spark, you can save yourself the frustration, and let’s face it, the embarrassment.
Wouldn’t it be just super if all your social media could be managed from one platform? Wouldn’t it be even better if that platform also provided contests and promotions? Better yet if it gave you advanced reporting, social media monitoring, and CRM tools? Oh wait, Agora Pulse does all that. Really? Yup. Super! Sounds like the sort of thing that makes your job easier, doesn’t it?
Take a moment and begin to imagine your last flight. Words that come to mind: cramped, bumpy, not enough leg room, nowhere to put a drink, uncomfortable. When you are traveling by plane precious space it at a minimum and you’d better use what you’ve got wisely. Enter AirHook. AirHook recognizes that clunky and spatially obstructive tray tables are all but obsolete for the modern traveler, as very little time is actually spent eating mediocre airplane food. What you need is legroom, somewhere to put your drink, and a way to view your device. Well, AirHook will give you just that. Airhook is the perfect gadget for travelers. It’s small, transportable, hooks in to your upright tray table, and gives you a cup holder, a device holder, and loads more room for your legs and comfort. Bon voyage!
While it may surprise many, Airtable is not the newest air hockey table for your company’s break room (though, that’d be cool too). With Airtable you can easily organize all your data for anything and everything: conferences, agendas, events, projects, customers, ideas. Airtable prides itself on being as straight forward and easy as a spreadsheet, while giving you the power of a database. It’s basically the Clark Kent/Superman package of organizing and collaborating: flexible, there for you, and good looking. And after you’ve checked all those boxes, there’ll be lots of time left for air hockey in the break room. Time to challenge the executive director.
Sometimes it feels like important membership information gets lost in translation and your office is spending less time on the phone and more time playing a game of telephone. When everything finally gets sorted out, something new gets thrown into the mix and what you thought you finally knew about your members has become yesterday’s news. What a pain! Aptify is association management software that is truly flexible, so it grows with you and your memberships as business and technology changes. Its accessibility makes it easy for everyone to stay looped in and up to date. They call themselves “future-proof,” we just see it as good, common sense.
Sometimes you don’t realize you’re seeing the world through the wrong eyeglass prescription, until you switch to the right one and everything shifts from blurry to perfectly clear. While an eye doctor can help you see the world clearly again, you’ll want ASANA to put your company’s projects in focus. Asana’s crystal clear platform is easy and fun to use and will enable your company’s teams from start to finish. Managers can track progress and employee productivity, and teams can transform conversations into actionable tasks. Time to trade in your expired lens solution for an awesome new workflow solution.
When you’ve got problems, you need solutions. Duh! But finding the right solutions can be a real challenge. Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a global software company that offers your not-for-profit or association-based company the solutions you need to increase your revenue, reduce your expenses, and improve operational and financial performance. ASI has proven solutions that utilize best practice, ongoing client advising, authorized third party partners, and their signature product: iMIS Engagement Management System (EMS). ASI has been around since 1991 and withstood the test of time by evolving with current industry standards and development, while keeping the mission to help you grow the #1 priority. You may have problems (and who doesn’t), but ASI has your solutions.
Busy, busy, busy. You’re an event manager planning a conference and you have too much to do, too many forms, and not enough hands on deck. Feeling organized feels like a thing of the past and you are wondering when your job got so complicated. Aha! You remember hearing about something called Attendease and so you go to check it out. Wait a second. Could it be? A bird, a plane, nope . . . even better. Attendease is a cloud-based marketing automation solution for event planning that really does make your job simpler and easier. Attendease automates all of your events, consolidates multiple tools, and stores your data all in one place. Now you can throw those scattered piles of paper in the trash and finally bring some order to your professional life.
“Bueller?....Bueller?....” No conference director wants to find themselves staring out into a sea of empty seats or a team that resembles a bunch of over-tired high-school students. Is active participation really too much to ask these days? I think not! Use Attendify to build your event app and boost engagement at conferences and events by helping attendees and sponsors develop relationships and interact with event content. Participants will love the private social networking features and you’ll love the thorough event performance analytics. It’s a win-win for all. Go team!
We’ve all imagined the soundtrack of our lives from time to time; highlighting the powerful job promotion and pumping catharsis into your most recent epic breakup. But what about the soundtrack for your business? You know, the music in your upcoming promo video or on the company website? The sounds that draw interest and excitement, that lure people in? It may be sufficient to have the soundtrack of your life playing in your head, but the audio for your company is going to have to be a bit more, well . . . external. So, in the spirit of sound and momentous effect, drumroll please . . . AudioBlocks has arrived. AudioBlocks is a subscription-based online resource that offers unlimited downloads of royalty-free soundbites, sound effects, loops, and music that is yours to keep forever. AudioBlocks provides you with the sounds you need to make every project pop like its hot. Now if that isn’t music to your ears . . .
Size doesn’t always matter and just because you have a small business, doesn’t mean your needs are small. Avaza knows how important your business and your clients are and has designed an amazing system for organizing and managing your small business. Avaza’s cloud-based software suite offers you the tools you need for task management, communication and collaboration, client conversations, time tracking, expense management, and quoting and invoicing. With Avaza you can choose how you and your team view your tasks and when the job is done and your client has been billed, the payments can be set up to go directly into your account. And in case you were wondering about reporting and analytics? Yeah, Avaza does that too. Time for your small business to have the big time help and support it deserves.
We all wish that we had The Midas Touch, but the truth is we aren’t all so lucky. (And really, those Greek curses never turn out so well in the end). So, if you’re falling short when it comes to turning your next event into solid gold, it’s time to give Aventri a solid try. Aventri is a powerful cloud event management solution that streamlines the event process from start to finish. From the initial steps of venue sourcing, through marketing, registration, attendee engagement, and event ROI, Aventri will help you with budgeting, networking, and logistics. With Aventri event solutions, you’ll create an event so powerful, that even the Greek Gods will anxiously await an invitation.
F*#k!!!! When was the last time you looked at your business’ to-do list and felt faint? Nauseous? Ready to throw in the towel? Don’t do it! Look, we all know the list can seem endless and all you want to do is run a successful company. Why’s it gotta be so hard? It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but instead you could use AWeber to simplify your email marketing automation and your to-do list. AWeber makes it easy for businesses to create effective email marketing campaigns and grow business. With AWeber you can convert your blog posts into email newsletters, speed up newsletter development, and keep users engaged with immediate autoresponders. Easy, simple, and checks off a whole bunch of boxes. Aren’t you glad you didn’t throw in the towel?
Wearing too many hats around the office not only looks ridiculous, it can tire you out. Basecamp may not help with your fashion sense, but it can make your job a lot easier. Basecamp believes that “work doesn’t have to be crazy” and who can argue with that? Basecamp offers you intuitive web-based software that makes it fun and easy to handle your business by streamlining how you manage projects, work with clients, and communicate and collaborate company-wide. Imagine you’re breezing around the office, the wind blowing through your hair and everyone looks up from their work to admire you, The Managing Director, who has it all under control and looks good doing it. So take off all those unnecessary hats you’ve been wearing, and try that image on for size. With Basecamp it’s truly that simple.
Click. Click. Click. Business is booming and people are clicking the link to your website left and right, but who are these people? Where do they come from? And which platforms that you advertise on are producing the best results? If only you had these answers, you might be able to focus your advertising and publicity campaigns, target your interested demographics, track analytics, and measure and optimize your marketing efforts and campaign performance. Wait, what was that?! You can have these answers when you use Bitly. Bitly is a completely free service that allows you to track who is clicking your link, what platform or website they access your link from, and where in the world they come from. With all this information, you can optimize your marketing and bring in the big business.
Ah, Genevieve. She’s the best at everything. She graduated at the top of her class, got a billion job offers right off the bat, and everyone wants her on their team. She’s the best event planner there is, and who doesn’t want to work with the best? The big #1? The cream of the crop? Well, you may not have a Genevieve in your office, but don’t get down you can still work with the best. Bizzabo is the #1 rated event management software, winning the People’s Choice Award for Best Event Technology Platform. It is designed to save you time, money, and labor while managing, growing, and maximizing your professional event. Whether you are a corporate or independent event planner, Bizzabo offers everything you need for event success. Because when you work with the best, you get the best. Need I say more?
Want to talk about neglect? Suitcases have been the same for decades with very little innovation or upgrade, other than say, wheels. Until now! The Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Suitcase is the world’s first smart carry-on luggage, and boy is it smart! The Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Suitcase connects to your smartphone providing revolutionary features and transforming your suitcase into your personal traveling assistant. Complete with a digital lock, proximity sensors, location tracking, trip tracking information, a built-in digital scale and a built-in battery with 2 USB ports that can charge your devices up to six times over. Bluesmart is compact, durable, water-resistant, and designed to meet all international carry-on requirements, so you can avoid the hassle. Time to upgrade to first class, at least when it comes to your luggage.
Checking into an event shouldn’t feel like checking in for an international flight, and yet sometimes it does. Nothing blows more when you’re a conference director than when you’ve spent months organizing an event or conference, only to get to the day of the event and a bunch of eager attendees quickly go from excited to frustrated as they stand around waiting in line. Bummer. Boomset takes the frustration out of event check-in, with efficient and powerful event software solutions that improve the on-site experience. No more impatient, bummed out attendees, because they are boom, set!
Wouldn’t your professional life be easier if there was more than one of you? Think about it for a moment . . . The answer is an emphatic, “yes, I'd get so much more done!” With Bottr you'll get about as close as you can get to duplicating yourself before it crosses the line into weird sci-fi creepy. Bottr helps you create an interactive digital twin that is jam-packed with so much artificial intelligence even George Jetson would find it out of this world. Your bot is so super smart that it learns everything it needs to know about you to help you magically have an extra set of hands to build an interactive profile, manage social media and posts, answer your most frequently asked questions, schedule meetings, write messages, stories, and articles, live chat with customers and clients and so much more. And when you go home to get those precious Z's, Bottr keeps working around the clock, 24/7, staying engaged with your audience. Now if only your Bottr bot could clean your home and watch the kids from time to time . . .
You’ve been told all your life to think outside the Box. I’m here to tell you to think, work, and collaborate with Box. Box is a cloud-based enterprise content management platform that allows you to quickly and securely share files and folders anywhere, anytime, and from any device making collaboration effortless. With Box you and your business can easily organize, edit, search for and share files and folders without having to download the file directly. Best of all, previous versions of your work are always kept readily accessible. Beyond file storing and sharing, Box aims to help businesses with processes like data governance and retention. Box works to integrate with loads of other enterprise-focused apps, like Google, while keeping security and encryption a top priority. So work faster, collaborate better, and keep it secure. Time to think (and work) with Box.